Two simple rules for managing my work life
I have two simple rules for managing my work life:
- Don’t think about work after office hours
- Ask why, and don’t be afraid to say no
As simple as these two rules are, they’re invaluable for maintaining some semblance of sanity and a reasonable work-life balance. These were my only two pieces of advice to a new employee, and I wish someone had told them to me.
Round-up: Accessibility References for Non-Tech People
Just because someone has a disability of some kind doesn’t mean they aren’t using the web, and just because someone’s using the web doesn’t mean they don’t have some kind of need that would benefit from even basic accessibility practices. The following is a short list of references collected via Twitter in response to @drinkerthinker’s request for non-tech-savvy resources.
Your House is Burning – What Do You Grab?
A thought experiment, if you would. Your house is burning. What do you take with you? What are your priorities when faced with losing everything? It’s good to take a step back sometimes and evaluate your life, what you’ve surrounded yourself with, and what you could (or couldn’t) bear to lose if it came down to it.
Up and Gone; Or, The Ease of Relocating in the Digital Age
I recently had the pleasure of dogsitting for my parents while they were out of town, and in the process of temporarily relocating myself to their house, I realized something. It’s extremely easy to pick up and relocate ourselves in an age where everything has gone digital. This isn’t really a surprise. There are lots […]